Admission: His accusers are screaming, “yes.” Bill Cosby admitted under oath that he got quaaludes for the purpose of giving the drug to young women with whom he wanted to have sex, newly released documents show. The documents from 2005 come from a lawsuit filed by a woman who has accused the comedian of sexual assault. The records were made public yesterday after The Associated Press went to court to force their release. More than 25 women have accused Cosby of assaulting them over the past 40 years. Most of the allegations have passed statutes of limitations, preventing criminal legal action. Efforts to talk to Cosby’s attorney were unsuccessful.
SOUTH CAROLINA CONFEDERATE FLAG
Flagging popularity: South Carolina lawmakers vote today on a bill to remove the Confederate flag from statehouse grounds. A preliminary version of the measure passed on a 37-3 vote. The bill needs a two-thirds majority vote to pass and move to the House for approval. If it clears both chambers, it will land on the desk of Gov. Nikki Haley, who has called for the flag to come down after last month’s deadly shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.
NEW YORK PRISON BREAK
What should happen to Sweat now? A disciplinary hearing is in the offing for New York prison escapee David Sweat. A source in the New York Department of Corrections told CNN that the hearing will be closed to the public. It could be weeks before we know the outcome. Meanwhile, Sweat will be held in solitary confinement. He and his partner in crime, Richard Matt, escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in early June. Matt was shot and killed in upstate New York. Sweat was shot and apprehended a few days later, just a few miles from the Canadian border.
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